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Contra Recordings
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In the seventeenth chapter of the Vendidad, there is a prescription devoted to pairings of nails and clippings of hair, which as soon as they are separated from the body, belong to the Evil One as abodes of uncleanliness. Hair and nails taken from the dead are mentioned in the fable of how Zoroaster converted the royal family to the new doctrine, and how he escaped a plot against his life. According to the story, courtiers hid bones in his room, together with hair and nails robbed from the...
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Topics: plunderphonic, spiritual
Contra Recordings
by Ice Breathing
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"Celebrities remove themselves from being important in history in exchange for the illusion of being important now. They are temporarily well-known (a consequence of working in mass media) but they do not act in any way that is historically meaningful. Typically the celebrity contributes nothing of lasting value to human culture aside from occasionally performing in a minor capacity in the artistic projects of others. The small contributions of celebrities to such artistic endeavours are...
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Topics: plunderphonic, punk, breakcore, industrial
Contra Recordings
by Ice Breathing
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New York State once produced 106 different kinds of apples, and each one looked and tasted different. This variety no doubt pleased apple-lovers, but it proved quite inefficient from the point of view of the market. It would be much more sensible if there were only three or four types of apple. Appearance and shelf-life would be important, but not flavour. In fact, favour must be eliminated because different people like different flavours. This is "irrational." If all apples taste...
Topics: plunderphonic, trip-hop
Contra Recordings
by Ice Breathing
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comedy-media mashup Influences: Negativland, Bill Hicks, Evolution Control Committee
Topics: experimental, comedy
Contra Recordings
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"...popular music is used to create social cohesion and produce a set of identical memories between people. Music is therefore often used to trigger feelings of nostalgia - cultural forces that trigger nostalgia may be used to manipulate emotions. People fix their memories to music and because popular music is in turn often fixed to certain times or periods in our culture - a music of a specific time may be used to manipulate people of a particular age category - especially powerful when...
Topics: collage, plunderphonic, sludge
Contra Recordings
by Tundra
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"I no longer identify as a 'man'. This is not to say I identify as a woman but I reject the dominant constructions of 'manhood' essentially as an embarrassment. "Be a MAN!" "I'm a Man!" "There's a point, as a man when..." Blechh!! To me manhood means caring about cars, beer, wrestling, and other dumb things. - it means a debilitating, if not outright paralyzing fear of appearing feminine to even the most minuscule extent. It means combating this relentless...
Topics: gabber, minimal, industrial
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by Tundra
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"Miami: The head of local conservative talk radio personality Paul Holson has been found in a playground by a group of children this morning. The grotesque head had been mounted on the torso of an antique mannequin and had recieved a number of alterations performed by the murderer, including: brain removed - replaced with excrement, the talk-show host's own waste material - a brown ring has stained the skin around where the skullcap had been cut and re-attatched - eyes have been removed...
Topics: gabber, downtempo, ambient, hardcore
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by Contra
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"Competitive organizations form similar in scope to Hassan-I-Sabbah's Hashshashin (Assassins) of eleventh century Iran. These organizations attempt progressively more ambitious kills, beginning with low-ranking members of criminal organizations, politicians of rural municipalities, employee of the month types; people at the bottom layers of structures formed from rank and prestige. The operatives of such organizations begin with the murder of low-level officials and proceed to officials of...
Topics: breakcore, gabber
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by Contra
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There are two ways of understanding the notion of play: playing cards, dominos, checkers; or the play of a mechanical part when it is loose in its housing. I think, in fact, that the second is the angle from which we should envision play today. Play is not something that brings pleasure; on the contrary, it expresses a shift in reality, an unaccustomed mobility with respect to reality. To play today, in a certain sense, means to choose between two realities. A concrete factual reality: meet...
Topics: industrial, gabber, noise, rhythmic
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by Contra
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"By their garbage shall ye know them," Christie yells, like a preacher, a clowny preacher. "I swear, by the ridge of tears and by the valour of my ancestors, I say unto you, Morag Gunn, lass, that by their bloody goddamn fucking garbage shall ye christly well know them. The ones who eat only out of tins. The ones who have to wrap the rye bottles in old newspapers to try to hide the fact that there are so goddamned many of them. The ones who have fourteen thousand pill bottles the...
Topics: breakcore, breakbeat, experimental, atmospheric, industrial
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"A new form of graffiti emerges in which people randomly throw paint bombs against various public surfaces - Paint bombs are baloons or some other easily ruptured container filled with paint (Wooster Collective has outlined plans to make such objects with spent lightbulbs) - Paricipants of this subculture to the larger graffiti/street art culture throw these bombs of various colours while passing on bicycles, onto ramdom surfaces. A single participant may throw bombs of many colours...
Topic: breakcore
Cratediggers
by Contra
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"Competitive organizations form similar in scope to Hassan-I-Sabbah's Hashshashin (Assassins) of eleventh century Iran. These organizations attempt progressively more ambitious kills, beginning with low-ranking members of criminal organizations, politicians of rural municipalities, employee of the month types; people at the bottom layers of structures formed from rank and prestige. The operatives of such organizations begin with the murder of low-level officials and proceed to officials of...
Topic: breakcore gabber
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by Contra
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"...Three ardent homophobes bragged about celebrating a birthday by filling expensive, high-end 'squirt' guns with vodka and placidly ejecting the potent fluid from the guns into eachother's gaping mouths. ...I cannot think of a more powefully symbolic homosexual scenario for three hitlerian idiots to engage themselves with."
Topics: industrial, breakcore, experimental, plunderphonic
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by Contra
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"The concept of the Gestamkunstwerk was an ideal artists attempted to achieve for hundred's of years. The term is German and it means a complete or total work of art, referring to an environment in which different forms of art (music, architecture, painting, sculpture, etc.) are united to elevate the mind/spirit of anyone who experienced such an environment. The term has been retroactively applied with a certain consistancy to Europe's Catholic cathedrals which often united architecture,...
Topics: breakcore, plunderphonic, industrial